Katherine Thomson-Jones

  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Chair of Education Studies

Areas of Study


  • BA, Queens University, 1997
  • MA, Queens University, 1998
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2003


Kate Thomson-Jones’ main research area is aesthetics. Her new book is titled Image in the Making: Digital Innovation and the Visual Arts (Oxford University Press). She has also published extensively in the philosophy of film.

In addition to her regular teaching in aesthetics and value theory, she runs the Philosophy in the Schools (PHITS) program.

Spring 2023

The Nature of Value — PHIL 122
PHITS Philosophy in the Schools Practicum — PHIL 214

Fall 2023

The Nature of Value — PHIL 122
Philosophy of Film and Photography — PHIL 380


A Singer Gets Philosophical

January 14, 2019

Double-degree mezzo-soprano Perri di Christina '16 looks back on her Oberlin years and ahead to a special reunion.